Max Faille is a partner in Gowling WLG’s Vancouver office, practising in Indigenous law and public law. Max represents numerous Indigenous governments and businesses across Canada, as well as private sector interests seeking to do business with Indigenous communities. Max regularly provides advice on matters of Aboriginal and treaty rights, First Nation taxation, self-government, Aboriginal consultation and accommodation, Impact and Benefit Agreements, and Indigenous economic development. He also represents clients before superior and appeal courts in Ontario, the Northwest Territories, and the Yukon as well as the Federal Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Appeal, the Tax Court of Canada, and the Supreme Court of Canada. Among other significant matters, he represented the Assembly of First Nations in the landmark Bastien and Dube cases, SCC decisions that breathed new life into First Nation tax immunity. Fluently bilingual, Max practises in both official languages. He has been recognized in Chambers Global, Chambers Canada, Benchmark Canada, The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, The Best Lawyers in Canada, and The Legal 500 Canada. In 2016, Max was named Benchmark Canada’s Aboriginal Lawyer of the Year.
Year Called to the Bar:
1998 (ON); 2009 (YT); 2009 (NT)
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